Environment and Nature
Global warming will require a global solution
Hello fellow community newspaper editor,
I hope that you will consider running the following as a guest editorial or, at the least, a letter to the editor.
By Keith McNeill
Prime minister Justin Trudeau should call for a worldwide referendum on a global carbon fee-and-dividend at the COP21 climate change conference in Paris.
The conference will start on Nov. 30 and will last until Dec. 11.
Gifts for a green Christmas
Your tree isn’t the only thing that can be green this holiday season. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has the perfect gift for the nature lover who already has four pairs of binoculars.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s annual charitable gift-giving program, Gifts of Canadian Nature, program provides an opportunity for people to contribute to the conservation of wild areas across Canada by sponsoring five of our country’s most quintessential species: moose, grizzly bear, Canada lynx, gray wolf and great horned owl.
Farmers Edge™ and Osmington Inc., Partner in Values and Investment in Agriculture
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA – August 25th, 2015: Farmers Edge™, today announced the addition of Osmington Inc., to its team of investors. The backing of Osmington Inc., marks the fourth investment partner to join the Company’s roster to support the rapid growth of the Company within the last 12 months.
Fall into Nature with the Nature Conservancy of Canada
Even with summer coming to an end and the new school year approaching, there are many reasons to keep getting outside. Every part of Canada has so much to offer. From Vancouver Island to Newfoundland there are countless nature destinations close to home. Who says the fun has to stop in September?
More Canola growers turn to canola systems that offer a premium
Increasing demand for alternative canola genetics in the United States has Canadian producers turning to canola systems that can offer specialty oil contracts for the quality crop.
Grower and agronomist Barry Chappell of Chappell Ag Ventures in Hamiota, MB, speaks of the success his operation has experienced in growing and selling Clearfield canola.
Youth making differences
The UN General Assembly is calling for the youth of the world to have a place in charting the course towards healthier communities as part of International Youth Day, celebrated on August 12 this year.
As family members, guardians, mentors, teachers or peers, how can we be role models? How can we create opportunities for young people to get personally involved in charting a better future?
At the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), we believe in building opportunities for Canadians of all ages to connect with and care for our natural places.
Olympian offers water safety tips
Martha McCabe spends hundreds of hours in the water each year.
She is one of the world's fastest swimmers.
Yet despite international success in the pool, the Canadian Olympian still respects the danger water can bring.
Help turtles cross the road safely this season
With Victoria Day officially marking the beginning of cottage and road trip season, more Canadians are embracing the great outdoors. It’s not just humans that are getting out and about; many wildlife species are also on the move in search of prime nesting habitat to mate and breed. This often requires crossing busy roads.
With June being the height of nesting season for turtles, ‘tis the time to learn about our reptilian friends and what you can do to help them cross safely!
Turtles of Canada
Protect your canola from sclerotinia
A wet spring with moderate temperatures could create the conditions necessary for sclerotinia on your farm. If you don’t spray for sclerotinia or you don’t spray at the right time, your canola field could lose greater than half of its yield. If you wait until the first signs of the disease appear, it will be too late.
“The key to optimum sclerotinia control is timing,” said Glen Forster, Technical Marketing Specialist with BASF Canada.
Economics favour a two-pass system
Planning ahead for top quality wheat with a two-pass fungicide application can help maximize grain quality and yields, and provide an additional straw yield increase.
Although many independent agronomists recommend a two-pass fungicide application, the practice is not standard for all wheat growers. Most farmers will apply a fungicide at the heading stage, but an earlier application at the flag leaf stage is not always warranted.